It hasn’t taken former MP Sue Bradford long to get back to her former vocation as a protester:
Anti-poverty campaigners protesting the Government’s welfare reforms have chained themselves to the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) Auckland regional office.
About 20 people took part in today’s protest at the office in suburban Ellerslie, entering the building and chaining themselves to equipment.
Inspector Lou Alofa of the police northern communications centre said up to six people had been arrested.
“We have several people who have chained themselves to one of the pillars there and police are working towards a resolution,” he said.
It was reported left-wing protester and former Green MP Sue Bradford was among those at the protest.
They are protesting against reforms designed to get people off benefits and into work which is a big step towards relieving poverty.
How genuine is their concern about poverty when they are showing they’d prefer people stay dependent and poor?